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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 96

    A SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK FOWLING-PIECE WITH SPANISH BARREL AND LOCK

    MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER-MOUNTED FLINTLOCK FOWLING-PIECE WITH SPANISH BARREL AND LOCK
    Mid-18TH CENTURY
    With swamped sighted barrel, the breech inlaid with a series of silver decorative marks enclosing the maker's stamps of J. Pedro Esteva (Neue Støckel 7368/9), gold-lined vent, engraved lock with large safety-catch (maker's stamp corroded), later full stock scorched in imitation of maple, full Continental silver mounts cast in low relief, the trigger-guard engraved en suite with the lock, and horn-tipped wooden ramrod (the barrel and lock heavily rust patinated, the top jaw replaced).
    41¾in (106cm) barrel


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